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Use images for mindfulness


Bridge reflection, urban river bend

Let's say it's too cold for walking today, or maybe there's been a blast of freezing rain and walking is treacherous. Where do you go for a mindfulness break? 

Try collecting images for mindfulness. Whether you capture them on your camera or download them for later use from the Internet, filling your screen with an image and imagining yourself to be standing in that location is a fantastic strategy for freeing your mind.

Fill your eyes with the image and then with your mind's eye, think about what you might hear and smell at that moment. Accuracy is not important here, it's your moment so anything could be true. Imagine the birds, perhaps the sounds of the water lightly lapping the shore, the crunch of your feet in the dry reeds, the squish of your shoes in the mud. Imagine a dog barking or the murmur of voices in the near distance.

Think about nothing else for the length of your break, eyes closed, eyes open, it's up to you. The image is always there if you need a reminder of where you are at that moment. Breathe.

All the best,

Ed

See more images at https://unsplash.com/@edwintersottawa


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